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Story of cities #17: Canberra’s vision of the ideal city gets mired in ‘mediocrity’

Kupit 1aChicago pacifist Walter Griffin’s design for Australia’s new capital promised so much – even German beer gardens. But when war broke out, his ideas were shunned by planners and politicians alike, and a more prosaic city emerged…

Source: Story of cities #17: Canberra’s vision of the ideal city gets mired in ‘mediocrity’ | Cities | The Guardian

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